Sir Edward Spragg

RolesNaval Sailor 
First Known Service1661CSORN
FatherLichfield Spragge (d.1645)ref:845
MotherMary Leggeref:845
WifeClara Colaert - Married 1654HPO
MistressDorothy Dennis (3 children)HPO
Last Known Service11.8.1672CSORN
Date of Death11.8.1673TRN2
Cause of DeathDrowningCSORN
Burial23.9.1673 - North Aisle, Westminster Abbey CSORN

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
1661 CaptainCSORN
29.3.166120.12.1662Portland (40), Captain and Commanding OfficerB051
16.5.166427.10.1664Dover, Captain and Commanding OfficerB051
2.11.166425.8.1665Lion (52), Captain and Commanding OfficerB051
3.6.1665 Battle of Lowestoft 
25.6.1665 Appointed Knight BachelorB051
26.8.166517.10.1665Royal James (70), and Commanding OfficerB051
1666 Vice-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
25.2.1665/6626.5.1666Triumph (60), Captain and Commanding OfficerB051
27.5.16667.6.1666Dreadnought (58), Rear-Admiral and Commanding OfficerB051
1.6.16664.6.1666Commanded the Prince Rupert's Squadron, Rear Division at the Four Days Battle 
8.6.16663.12.1666Victory (82), Vice-Admiral of the Blue and Commanding OfficerB051
25.7.166626.7.1666Commanded the Blue Squadron, Rear Division at the St James Day Battle 
8.16669.1666Loyal London (80), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the BlueTRN2
28.12.166721.9.1668Revenge (58), Vice-Admiral of the Blue and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1603
29.4.16695.1.1681/82Revenge (58), Vice-Admiral and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1603
8.5.1671 Commanded the English Squadron at the Battle of Bugia 
6.6.16715.1.1671/72Rupert (64), as Flag Officer, Vice-AdmiralB051
1672 Vice-Admiral of the RedCSORN
5.1.1671/7211.8.1672London (96), Vice-Admiral of the Red and Commanding Officerref:1213
28.5.1672 Commanded the Red Squadron, Van Division at the Battle of Solebay 
6.1672 Admiral of the BlueCSORN
11.8.1672 Saint George (52), as Flag Officer, Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1603
9.16727.1673Resolution (70), as Flag Officer, Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1603
1.2.1672/736.2.1672/73Elected a Member of Parliament for DoverHPO
7.2.1672/7311.8.1673Prince (100), as Flag Officer, Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1603
11.2.1672/7323.8.1673Elected a Member of Parliament for DoverHPO
28.5.1673 Commanded the Blue Squadron, Main Division at the First Battle of Schooneveld 
4.6.1673 Second Battle of Schooneveld 
11.8.1673 Commanded the Blue Squadron at the Battle of Texel 


CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
ref:845Wesminster Abbey Web Site
HPOHistory of Parliament online Web Site
TRN2The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IIWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
B051Biographia Navalis - Volume IJohn CharnockDigital Book
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
ref:1213The British Fleet at the Battle of Solebay, 28 May 1672J D Daies & Frank FoxWeb Site

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Posted by Tony Willoughby on Monday 17th of July 2017 15:34

I know that spellings in those days were pretty hit or miss, but in Westminster Abbey his memorial identifies him as Spragge

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